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    Principal Messages 11/17/2020
     
    Wednesday, 11/18, is an asynchronous day.  Attendance will be taken, but there will be no live instruction.  Please ask your student to log into his or her canvas classes and complete the assignment needed for daily attendance. 
     
    The window forVirtual Academyregistration for the spring has closed.  Parents received an e-mail yesterday to confirm their enrollment.  If you did not receive an e-mail and believe you are in virtual academy please let me know. ebattle@wcpss.net. 
     
    WCPSS Updates - All WCPSS Updates can be found here (https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus.)
     
    Teachers willupdate gradeson Wednesday, November 18, by 3 pm. Interimswill be issued vis e-mail on Friday.  As always, please check Powerschool for updated grade information. 

    Teacher made final assessments will be given on December 11 and 12. 

    Students in the following classes are expected to return to school for testing.  Please see the daily test schedule below.  Transportation will be provided. Students who do not take the test and do not have a medical exemption will receive an incomplete until the make up test is taken. 

    Biology

    English II

    Math 1

    Math 3

    Principles of Business. 

     

    EOC Courses: Math 1, Math 3, English 2, & Biology
    Monday, December 14, 2020
    Time Testing
    7:25 - 11:25 CTE Exams Principles of Business 
       
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    Time Testing
    7:25 - 11:25 English II EOC Exam 
       
    Wednesday, December 16, 2020
    Time Testing
    7:25 - 11:25 Math 3 EOC Exam 
       
    Thursday, December 17, 2020
    Time Testing
    7:25 - 11:25 Math 1 EOC Exam  
       
    Friday, December 18, 2020
    Time Testing
    7:25 - 11:25 Biology EOC Exam 
       
    Please look for more information regarding transportation for exams. We look forward to seeing everyone and know our students will do well.
     

    Principal Message 11/1//2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Tuesday is a teacher workday for all WCPSS schools and there will be no remote or asynchronous learning activities. Students can, however, use Tuesday as a day to catch up on assignments from last week. Wednesday is a regular school day. 


    Virtual Academy Spring Registration: The window is open now through November 4th for families wishing to make a change for 2nd semester learning plans. Please read your registration options. As a reminder, families who select Virtual Academy for 2nd Semester will not return to in-person learning during the 2nd Semester. Families who select Plan A/B/C  will return to in-person learning during the 2nd Semester.

     WCPSS Updates - All WCPSS Updates can be found here (https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus.)

    District Asynchronous Learning Days: There will be a remote learning day on each week where there is not already an interruption to the week across all calendars. Asynchronous learning days are scheduled on the following dates:  November 18, December 2, December 16, January 6, and January 13. These dates are included on weeks where all calendars have five full days of learning. New learning will continue on District Asynchronous Learning days and students are required to log in to each class for instructional activities.

    Curbside Meal Pickup and Big Bus Food Truck Canceled Tuesday, Nov. 3 

    Meal pick up for curbside and Big Bus Food Truck will not be available on Tuesday Nov. 3 (Teacher Workday and Election Day). Two lunches and two breakfasts will be provided to families on Monday, Nov. 2. View locations at wcpss.net/food. 

    Principal Message 10/26/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.
     

    Spirit Week is this Week! 

    Monday is Twin Day! 

    Tuesday is Dress as a Celebrity Day! 

    Wednesday is Wacky Tacky Day! 

    Thursday is Pajama Day! 

    Friday is Halloween day! Wear your costume! 

     

    Take pictures of yourself ins spirit gear and send them to Ms. Brothers (lbrothers@wcpss.net) and Ms. Murray, (cmurray2@wcpss.net) to win prizes.  

     

    Asynchronous Day, Wednesday, October 28.  Teachers will not be providing live instruction. Students do need to log into Canvas for each class to complete and activity for attendance purposes.  

     

    Club Day is this Friday at 10:23.  Please see our website for a list of clubs.  We expect each student to participate in a club.  

     

    Family Academy is at North Wake! 


    Save the Date. Tuesday, October 27th. 6 until 7 PM. Virtual Workshop via Google Meet. Family Academy presents "Empowering Through Academics" -- Developing Good Homework Habits & Ways to Help Your Child Develop Organizational Skills. Available in English and Spanish. 

     

    Tendremos un evento en línea el martes 27 de octubre de 6 a 7 pm a través de Google Meet. La Family Academy del condado de Wake presenta "Empoderamiento a través de lo académico": desarrollo de buenos hábitos de tarea y formas de ayudar a su hijo a desarrollar habilidades organizativas ". La presentación estará disponible en inglés y español. 

     

    Please see our grading policy below. We have a policy that encourages students to complete assignments but does have a time constraint.  

    The following are school-wide expectations for missed work:   

    • If the missed work is not related to absences, students will have up to three days to turn in the assignment. After a maximum of three days, the teacher will notify the parent/guardian of the missing assignment. Students will have three additional days after notifying parent/guardian to submit the work.   
    • Students will receive no late penalty for the assignment if submitted within the guidelines above.   
    • PowerSchool, by default, does not calculate missing work in the grade. Teachers will enter missed work as a zero throughout the quarter to indicate that it is missing. If the assignment is still missing after the six days (as outlined above), it will remain a zero in the gradebook.   
    • If an assignment is due within the last six days of a grading period, the end of the grading period (quarter or semester) is the deadline for submitting the work.  
    • Chronic missing and/or late work may result in disciplinary referral and/or consequences.  

    RESUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENTS 

    • Students will be allowed to resubmit major assessments. They will be allowed one resubmission. Teachers will determine the timeframe in which it is allowed and whether whole, part, or an alternative resubmission will be required.   
    • Students must complete remediation and/or missing work (as designated by the teacher) before a resubmission can be done.   
    • For resubmissions, the higher grade will be recorded  
    • If a student earns below a 60 in the first quarter and then passes the second quarter and the final exam for the course, the teacher may go back and increase the first quarter grade to a 60 to calculate the final grade. 

     

    And, information on how to join Student Services Remind Groups:  

    Text the following to 81010: 

     

    Class of 2021/Grade 12 - @nwcca2021 

    Class of 2022/Grade 11 - @nwcca2022 

    Class of 2023/Grade 10 - @nwcca2023 

    Class of 2024/Grade 9 - @nwcca2024 

    Scholarships and Enrichment opportunities - @nwenrich 

    AP Testing info and Updates - @apexam2021 

     

    Return to School: 

    We expect to return to school on Plan B second semester.  Please take time to review the website with return to school information.  

    https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus 

     

    Important: Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students 

    Students in all grade levels can receive a free breakfast and lunch from an operating location until December 31*. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/food for a list of operating sites. Students are not required to visit their assigned school and do not have to be present to receive meals. The curbside meal service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost! No student ID number required to receive meals.
    *Or until funding is depleted.  

    Student Online Behavior Expectations, Consequences, and Due Process 

    School is different this year, with students learning remotely outside of the controlled school environment. However, our behavioral expectations for online learning are the same as if students were on campus. While students are learning remotely, our virtual classrooms, online meetings, and work spaces are extensions of our school environment. We are committed to promoting positive student behavior by offering a broad range of supports, interventions, and consequences to address problem behaviors. Please review with your child our expectations for student behavior, consequences, and due process

     

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  
    I am happy to answer questions and provide support.  

     Principal Message 10/18/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Picture Day is Friday, October 23. Please make an appointment to take your picture this Friday from 8 to 1.  Please go to our website and see the announcement for picture day to sign up, or use this link. https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/cxhkghhs/ 

     Senior T-shirts are on sale for two weeks.............will be on sale until October 18.  The shirts WILL NOT BE SHIPPED....the shirts will be picked up at the school.  Therefore, please select free shipping and put in the school address for shipping 931 Durham Road, Wake Forest NC.  Please email Ms. Brothers if you have any questions. 

     

    Register for the PSAT 

    The PSAT/NMSQT test is currently scheduled for January 26, 2021. The cost of the test is $17 which will be collected at a date closer to the test. If you would like to sign up to take the test, please use the sign up link form to register for the test. Mrs. Horton will contact you with more information as it becomes available.  The final day to register for the PSAT Test is Friday, October 23rd. If you have any questions or would like to request a fee waiver based on free or reduced lunch status, please email Mrs. Horton at chorton2@wcpss.ne 

     

    Family Academy is at North Wake! 


    Save the Date. Tuesday, October 27th. 6 until 7 PM. Virtual Workshop via Google Meet. Family Academy presents "Empowering Through Academics" -- Developing Good Homework Habits & Ways to Help Your Child Develop Organizational Skills. Available in English and Spanish. 

    Tendremos un evento en línea el martes 27 de octubre de 6 a 7 pm a través de Google Meet. La Family Academy del condado de Wake presenta "Empoderamiento a través de lo académico": desarrollo de buenos hábitos de tarea y formas de ayudar a su hijo a desarrollar habilidades organizativas ". La presentación estará disponible en inglés y español. 

     Please see our grading policy below. We have a policy that encourages students to complete assignments but also encourages responsibility.  

     

    North Wake College and Career Academy Grading Policies and Procedures  

     

    In the Wake County Public School System, we are committed to maintaining rigorous performance and achievement standards for all students and to providing a fair and consistent process for evaluating and reporting student progress that is understandable to students and their parents and relevant for instructional purposes.  

     

    At North Wake College and Career Academy, we believe that a grade is a numerical representation to measure the performance of a student’s achievement and mastery of standards. Their purpose is to communicate to all stakeholders a student’s level of understanding about established objectives.   

      

    The information below shares specific information about grading for WCPSS classes only.  

      

    CALCULATING GRADES  

    The following are school-wide expectations for calculating grades:   

    • Major Assessments: 55%   
    • Minor Assessments: 35%   
    • Homework 10%   

     

    In order to maintain consistency in calculation, all teachers will include a minimum of ten grades per quarter* as part of the student’s overall grade (*per semester for year-long courses).  Teachers are committed to updating their grades in PowerSchool at a minimum of once a week.   

     

    HOMEWORK  

    The following are district-wide expectations for homework:   

    • The teacher will introduce a concept or skill, thoroughly explain the concept or skill, and provide guided practice before making a related homework assignment.   
    • Homework assignments shall be specific, within the students’ ability and have clearly defined expectations. Questions pertaining to the completion of a homework assignment should be answered and clarified.   
    • Homework assignments are not to be given as punishment or busy work.   
    • Homework assignments will not require the use of books or materials, which are not readily available in the home or accessible to the student.   

        

      The following are school-wide expectations for homework:   
    • Should not exceed an average of 30 minutes per class each night;   
    • Aside from long-term projects, should not be scheduled during student breaks;   
    • All homework should receive feedback.   

        

       

      MISSED/ LATE WORK 

      The following are district-wide expectations for missed work:   
    • If the absence is approved in advance and/or if the work is assigned by the teacher in advance, all make-up work, including tests assigned for the day of return, is due upon the student's return to school. Teachers should use discretion and may make exceptions in the case of students whose excused absences were not planned in advance, were beyond the student' control, and the nature of which would not support make-up work the day of return   
    • If the make-up work has not been assigned in advance, for absences of one (1) to three (3) days, the student will have one day for each day absent. For absences exceeding three (3) days, the student may have two (2) days for each day absent to make up work. Special consideration will be given in the case of extended absences due to injury or chronic illness.   

        

      The following are school-wide expectations for missed work:   
    • If the missed work is not related to absences, students will have up to three days to turn in the assignment. After a maximum of three days, the teacher will notify the parent/guardian of the missing assignment. Students will have three additional days after notifying parent/guardian to submit the work.   
    • Students will receive no late penalty for the assignment if submitted within the guidelines above.   
    • PowerSchool, by default, does not calculate missing work in the grade. Teachers will enter missed work as a zero throughout the quarter to indicate that it is missing. If the assignment is still missing after the six days (as outlined above), it will remain a zero in the gradebook.   
    • If an assignment is due within the last six days of a grading period, the end of the grading period (quarter or semester) is the deadline for submitting the work.  
    • Chronic missing and/or late work may result in disciplinary referral and/or consequences.  

       

      And, information on how to join Student Services Remind Groups are also included:  

     

    Text the following to 81010: 

     

    Class of 2021/Grade 12 - @nwcca2021 

    Class of 2022/Grade 11 - @nwcca2022 

    Class of 2023/Grade 10 - @nwcca2023 

    Class of 2024/Grade 9 - @nwcca2024 

    Scholarships and Enrichment opportunities - @nwenrich 

    AP Testing info and Updates - @apexam2021 

     

     

    Important: Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students 

    Students in all grade levels can receive a free breakfast and lunch from an operating location until December 31*. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/food for a list of operating sites. Students are not required to visit their assigned school and do not have to be present to receive meals. The curbside meal service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost! No student ID number required to receive meals.
    *Or until funding is depleted.  

    Student Online Behavior Expectations, Consequences, and Due Process 

    School is different this year, with students learning remotely outside of the controlled school environment. However, our behavioral expectations for online learning are the same as if students were on campus. While students are learning remotely, our virtual classrooms, online meetings, and work spaces are extensions of our school environment. We are committed to promoting positive student behavior by offering a broad range of supports, interventions, and consequences to address problem behaviors. Please review with your child our expectations for student behavior, consequences, and due process

     

     

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  

     

    Principal Message 10/11/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

     

    Asynchronous Wednesday: We will have an Asynchronous Learning Day on Wednesday, October 14. This will be an opportunity for students to work, on a flexible schedule, to catch up on outstanding Majors and Minors as well as taking a break from their computer screens. Teachers will use this time to offer office hours for students who need them and prepare instruction for the rest of the quarter. Families are asked, in preparation for Wednesday, to review HomeBase/Parent Portal and identify Majors and Minors that need to be done or revised and resubmitted. Students should prioritize Majors and then move to Minors. Please email your teachers if you need help or clarification. All students will need to check in to each teacher’s Google Classroom or Canvas site on Wednesday for updates and announcements. 

    Attendance: Attendance in a remote learning environment is designed to keep students engaged, to ensure they are on pace, and to offer academic and emotional support. Attendance is taken using the Power school system. A student is considered present if a student attends synchronous learning or if a student completes their daily assignments.  We will contact students and their parents if they miss three consecutive days.  

     

    We are mailing report cards for the first nine weeks.  If you do not receive a report card, please let us know. If you have questions about the report card, please contact your child’s teacher, counselor or administrator.  

     

    MINGLE MONDAY will  begin on Monday, September 14th.  Mingle Monday will be a weekly program offered to all 9th grade students and will begin at 11 am each Monday session. Mondays that we are not scheduled to be in school we will not meet. This will be a Google Meet Session, available to all 9th grade students, led by Ms. Kim Miller (Special Populations Coordinator, READY Coordinator, and Special Education Support Staff) and Mrs. Megan Walter (Dean of Students and 9th Grade School Counselor). The Google Meet Code will be shared with all 9th grade students via their WCPSS Student Email. The goal of this program is to better develop positive relationships with students, to help students get to know each other in safe/productive ways, and to provide support to students related to high school transition. **Students will help formulate the weekly topics based on information they will provide in a Google Form supplied to them on the 14th. 

     

    And, information on how to join Student Services Remind.  Also please see our counselor newsletter at the following link.  https://www.smore.com/v8md6  

     

    Text the following to 81010: 

     

    Class of 2021/Grade 12 - @nwcca2021 

    Class of 2022/Grade 11 - @nwcca2022 

    Class of 2023/Grade 10 - @nwcca2023 

    Class of 2024/Grade 9 - @nwcca2024 

    Scholarships and Enrichment opportunities - @nwenrich 

    AP Testing info and Updates - @apexam2021 

     

     

    Important: Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students 

    Students in all grade levels can receive a free breakfast and lunch from an operating location until December 31*. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/food for a list of operating sites. Students are not required to visit their assigned school and do not have to be present to receive meals. The curbside meal service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost! No student ID number required to receive meals.
    *Or until funding is depleted.  

    Student Online Behavior Expectations, Consequences, and Due Process 

    School is different this year, with students learning remotely outside of the controlled school environment. However, our behavioral expectations for online learning are the same as if students were on campus. While students are learning remotely, our virtual classrooms, online meetings, and work spaces are extensions of our school environment. We are committed to promoting positive student behavior by offering a broad range of supports, interventions, and consequences to address problem behaviors. Please review with your child our expectations for student behavior, consequences, and due process


     Principal Message 9/20/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

     

    Action Needed By Sept. 21: Complete Survey Regarding Returning to School Campuses 


    Families, please complete this survey to provide feedback regarding students returning to school campuses for in-person instruction. Please submit your responses by Monday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. 

     

    In order to meet county requirements for live instruction (synchronous learning) time we have added 15 minutes to each period. Please see our Daily Schedule below.  We will have the following schedule beginning Tuesday, September 8.  

    North Wake College and Career Academy 

    2020 – 2021 

     

    Traditional (Plan B) 

    WCPSS Remote / Virtual 

    Periods 

    Start 

    End 

    Live Instruction 

    1st 

    7:25 

    8:49 

    8:00 – 8:45 

    2nd 

    8:54 

    10:18 

    9:00 – 9:45 

    Griffin’s Den (SMART Lunch) 

    10:23 

    10:50 

    10:00 – 11:00 

    *Office Hours 

     Lunch  

    10:50 

    11:20 

    3rd 

    11:25 

    12:49 

    12:00 – 12:45 

    4th 

    12:54 

    2:18 

    1:00 – 1:45 

     

    * Fridays will be dedicated to the READY program and student clubs. Students will be expected to attend these sessions each Friday from 10:30 to 11:00.  

     

    Note: The Remote/Virtual Live Instruction does not apply to Wake Tech classes. These classes will adhere to the scheduled times established by the Wake Tech Instructor.  

     

    We are at the interim point for the first nine weeks.  We e-mailed interim grades to parents on Friday.  Teachers enter all grades by Thursday at 3.  Our intervention coordinator then determines which students are failing and need to do Griffin’s Den. Please ask your student to check his or her e-mail 1st period on Monday to see if they have been assigned Griffin’s Den.  Griffin’s Den runs from 10:23-10:50.  

     

    Important: Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students 

    Students in all grade levels can receive a free breakfast and lunch from an operating location until December 31*. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/food for a list of operating sites. Students are not required to visit their assigned school and do not have to be present to receive meals. The curbside meal service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost! No student ID number required to receive meals.
    *Or until funding is depleted.  

     

    WCPSS Updates - All WCPSS Updates can be found here (https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus.)  Please note some important “Updates Regarding Re-Opening School Campuses” found here (https://www.wcpss.net/Page/45647.) 

    Community Resources 

    Salvation Army Holiday Angel Tree - Registration is online this year at https://saangeltree.org from Monday, September 21 - Friday, October 2.  Under Invitation Code, click NO. 

    Food Stamps -  Apply online at https://epass.nc.gov/ 

    Are you worried about being evicted? -  There is an Eviction Moratorium (no evictions) in place until the end of 2020.  To qualify, please read this flyer (https://cutt.ly/EvictionPreventionFlyer1), then sign the Eviction Prevention Document (https://cutt.ly/EvictionPreventionDocument) and give it to your landlord.  

      

    Recursos de la comunidad 

    Árbol de ángel navideño del Ejército de Salvación – Información: https://saangeltree.org 

    Cupones para alimentos - Información: https://epass.nc.gov/ 

    ¿Le preocupa ser desalojado? – Información: https://cutt.ly/HfFJ2Yb 

     

    Student Online Behavior Expectations, Consequences, and Due Process 

    School is different this year, with students learning remotely outside of the controlled school environment. However, our behavioral expectations for online learning are the same as if students were on campus. While students are learning remotely, our virtual classrooms, online meetings, and work spaces are extensions of our school environment. We are committed to promoting positive student behavior by offering a broad range of supports, interventions, and consequences to address problem behaviors. Please review with your child our expectations for student behavior, consequences, and due process

     

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  
    I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

    Principal Message 9/13/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

     

    In order to meet county requirements for live instruction (synchronous learning) time we have added 15 minutes to each period. Please see our Daily Schedule below.  We will have the following schedule beginning Tuesday, September 8.  

    North Wake College and Career Academy 

    2020 – 2021 

     

    Traditional (Plan B) 

    WCPSS Remote / Virtual 

    Periods 

    Start 

    End 

    Live Instruction 

    1st 

    7:25 

    8:49 

    8:00 – 8:45 

    2nd 

    8:54 

    10:18 

    9:00 – 9:45 

    Griffin’s Den (SMART Lunch) 

    10:23 

    10:50 

    10:00 – 11:00 

    *Office Hours 

     Lunch  

    10:50 

    11:20 

    3rd 

    11:25 

    12:49 

    12:00 – 12:45 

    4th 

    12:54 

    2:18 

    1:00 – 1:45 

     

    * Fridays will be dedicated to the READY program and student clubs. Students will be expected to attend these sessions each Friday from 10:30 to 11:00.  

     

    Note: The Remote/Virtual Live Instruction does not apply to Wake Tech classes. These classes will adhere to the scheduled times established by the Wake Tech Instructor.  

     

    Attendance: Attendance in a remote learning environment is designed to keep students engaged, to ensure they are on pace, and to offer academic and emotional support. Attendance is taken using the Power school system. A student is considered present if a student attends synchronous learning or if a student completes their daily assignments.  We will contact students and their parents if they miss three consecutive days.  

     

    We are at the interim point for the first nine weeks.  We e-mailed interim grades to parents on Friday.  Teachers enter all grades by Thursday at 3.  Our intervention coordinator then determines which students are failing and need to do Griffin’s Den. Please ask your student to check his or her e-mail 1st period on Monday to see if they have been assigned Griffin’s Den.  Griffin’s Den runs from 10:23-10:50.  

     

    MINGLE MONDAY will  begin on Monday, September 14th.  Mingle Monday will be a weekly program offered to all 9th grade students and will begin at 11 am each Monday session. Mondays that we are not scheduled to be in school we will not meet. This will be a Google Meet Session, available to all 9th grade students, led by Ms. Kim Miller (Special Populations Coordinator, READY Coordinator, and Special Education Support Staff) and Mrs. Megan Walter (Dean of Students and 9th Grade School Counselor). The Google Meet Code will be shared with all 9th grade students via their WCPSS Student Email. The goal of this program is to better develop positive relationships with students, to help students get to know each other in safe/productive ways, and to provide support to students related to high school transition. **Students will help formulate the weekly topics based on information they will provide in a Google Form supplied to them on the 14th. 

    Parents are encouraged to review the most recent Student Services newsletter. There are several forms within that document that we need so that we can better support our entire NWCCA Community:  

     

    Parent Needs Assessment 

     

    Student Support Services Consent Form 

     

    Naviance Parent Account Request Form 

     

    Parent/Guardian Contact Information Update  

     

    And, information on how to join Student Services Remind Groups are also included:  

     

    Text the following to 81010: 

     

    Class of 2021/Grade 12 - @nwcca2021 

    Class of 2022/Grade 11 - @nwcca2022 

    Class of 2023/Grade 10 - @nwcca2023 

    Class of 2024/Grade 9 - @nwcca2024 

    Scholarships and Enrichment opportunities - @nwenrich 

    AP Testing info and Updates - @apexam2021 

     

    Important: Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students 

    Students in all grade levels can receive a free breakfast and lunch from an operating location until December 31*. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/food for a list of operating sites. Students are not required to visit their assigned school and do not have to be present to receive meals. The curbside meal service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost! No student ID number required to receive meals.
    *Or until funding is depleted.  

    Student Online Behavior Expectations, Consequences, and Due Process 

    School is different this year, with students learning remotely outside of the controlled school environment. However, our behavioral expectations for online learning are the same as if students were on campus. While students are learning remotely, our virtual classrooms, online meetings, and work spaces are extensions of our school environment. We are committed to promoting positive student behavior by offering a broad range of supports, interventions, and consequences to address problem behaviors. Please review with your child our expectations for student behavior, consequences, and due process

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  
    I am happy to answer questions and provide support.  

    Principal's Message from 9/7/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

     

    In order to meet county requirements for live instruction (synchronous learning) time we have added 15 minutes to each period. Please see our Daily Schedule below.  We will have the following schedule beginning Tuesday, September 8.  

    North Wake College and Career Academy 

    2020 – 2021 

     

    Traditional (Plan B) 

    WCPSS Remote / Virtual 

    Periods 

    Start 

    End 

    Live Instruction 

    1st 

    7:25 

    8:49 

    8:00 – 8:45 

    2nd 

    8:54 

    10:18 

    9:00 – 9:45 

    Griffin’s Den (SMART Lunch) 

    10:23 

    10:50 

    10:00 – 11:00 

    *Office Hours 

     Lunch  

    10:50 

    11:20 

    3rd 

    11:25 

    12:49 

    12:00 – 12:45 

    4th 

    12:54 

    2:18 

    1:00 – 1:45 

     

    * Fridays will be dedicated to the READY program and student clubs. Students will be expected to attend these sessions each Friday from 10:30 to 11:00.  

     

    Note: The Remote/Virtual Live Instruction does not apply to Wake Tech classes. These classes will adhere to the scheduled times established by the Wake Tech Instructor.  

     

    Attendance: Attendance in a remote learning environment is designed to keep students engaged, to ensure they are on pace, and to offer academic and emotional support. Attendance is taken using the Power school system. A student is considered present if a student attends synchronous learning or if a student completes their daily assignments.  We will contact students and their parents if they miss three consecutive days.  

     

    We are at the interim point for the first nine weeks.  Please use PowerSchool to review your child’s grades at this point. Teachers enter all grades by Thursday at 3.  Our intervention coordinator then determines which students are failing and need to do Griffin’s Den. Please ask your student to check his or her e-mail 1st period on Tuesday to see if they have been assigned Griffin’s Den.  Griffin’s Den runs from 10:23-10:50. 

     

     

    CANVAS in the online platform that is being used by all teachers at North Wake. This platform provides your student with easy access to coursework assigned by their teachers at all times. You, and your student, can review this resource together to create a plan of improvement from home. You are able to:  

    • Locate missing work that can still be completed (Check PowerSchool for missing work) 
    • Identify Major Assessments That Can Be Resubmitted 
    • Create To Do Lists Each Week 
    • Review Support Materials For Quiz/Test Preparation 

     

    A video on how to add your contact information (email/mobile) to your student's CANVAS account so that you can receive notifications is here.  

     

    Kim Miller is available to meet with you to assist you with learning how to better utilize CANVAS from home. Email her at kmiller13@wcpss.net to schedule an appointment.  

     

    PowerSchool is the student information we use to communicate course progress to students/parents/guardians. You should request an account if you do not already have one. The required forms are here. You are able to review:  

    • Attendance Data By Course 
    • Grade Data By Course 
    • Testing Data 
    • Etc.  

    A video showing you the Parent PowerSchool Portal can be found here.  

     

    Griffin's Den​ begins on Tuesday, September 8th. This program will provide a time for your student to work with their teacher(s), in a smaller virtual setting, to receive individualized support to improve their course grade. Griffin's Den begins at 10:30 am (Monday through Thursday) and lasts 30 minutes. The daily schedule is below:  

    • Monday (Period 1) 
    • Tuesday (Period 2) 
    • Wednesday (Period 3) 
    • Thursday (Period 4) 

    Office Hours are held daily from 10 am until 11 am -- you will note that this does include the Griffin's Den. Please encourage your student to meet with their teachers, if they need additional help, the thirty minutes prior to the official start to Griffin's Den.  

      

    Please reach out to your student's teachers to garner suggestions for improvement, a missing work completion plan, or to schedule a parent - teacher conference. Please reach out to your student's School Counselor if you would like to meet with more than one teacher at a time and we will help to schedule and facilitate that meeting.  

     

    Senior night is Wednesday, September 9, from 6-930. The link for the senior newsletter is pasted below. Please see our website for more information.  

    https://www.smore.com/nvwx1 

     

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.   

     

     

    Principal Message 8/30/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Thank you to our parents who were able to come to Meet the Teacher.  We enjoyed seeing everyone and answering questions about our program.  If you were not able to come and would like to communicate with your child’s teacher, please just send an e-mail. 

     All students who requested a device should have received an e-mail last Tuesday saying their device was ready for pick up.  Please let us know if you did not receive an e-mail and have requested a device.  

    Please see our Daily Schedule below.   

    North Wake College and Career Academy 

    2020 – 2021 

     

    Traditional (Plan B) 

    WCPSS Remote / Virtual 

    Periods 

    Start 

    End 

    Live Instruction 

    1st 

    7:25 

    8:49 

    8:00 – 8:30 

    2nd 

    8:54 

    10:18 

    9:00 – 9:30 

    Griffin’s Den (SMART Lunch) 

    10:23 

    10:50 

    10:00 – 11:00 

    *Office Hours 

     Lunch  

    10:50 

    11:20 

    3rd 

    11:25 

    12:49 

    12:00 – 12:30 

    4th 

    12:54 

    2:18 

    1:00 – 1:30 

     

    * Fridays will be dedicated to the READY program and student clubs. Students will be expected to attend these sessions each Friday from 10:30 to 11:00.  

     Note: The Remote/Virtual Live Instruction does not apply to Wake Tech classes. These classes will adhere to the scheduled times established by the Wake Tech Instructor.  

    Attendance: Attendance in a remote learning environment is designed to keep students engaged, to ensure they are on pace, and to offer academic and emotional support. Attendance is taken using the Power school system. A student is considered present if a student attends synchronous learning or if a student completes their daily assignments.  We will contact students and their parents if they miss three consecutive days.  

    Teachers will be using Remind as a method to communicate assignments and due dates.  They will use Canvas as the learning platform.  We use Powerschool to communicate grades and attendance. Please see the Powerschool video tutorial below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oZzyL-SzTrrzzuoEqvOxvAueGBFZBKIz/view?ts=5f4bc9f6 

    Please see a link to a canvas tutorial below.  Ms. Kim Miller is available for support with Canvas.  Please contact her at kmiller13@wcpss.net to schedule a google meet. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhV8qyY8WmQ&feature=youtu.be 

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  
    I am happy to answer questions and provide support.  

     

    Principal Message 8/23/2020

     

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.
     

    We have had a great start to the school year, It has been a different start, but teachers are teaching, albeit online, and students are learning ,albeit remotely. I want to just take a moment to say thank you to our students, parents, and teachers.  Remote learning is difficult. We miss the positive, daily, immediate, interactions with each other. We miss the structure of bells and the free time of lunches. We miss group work and project based learning. And even with so much to miss, we have come together as a community, keeping students safe, loved, and learning. For that I am grateful.   Thank you.  

     We are hosting a virtual Meet the Teacher this Wednesday, August 26 from 6-830.  Please see our website for the link.  You will gather information from me, student services, career development, and the media center. You will also have the chance to meet each teacher, including your student’s Ready teacher.   

     Please see our website for the class schedule including the time that teachers will be on line with live instruction. Please help your student remember those times.  We are taking attendance.  

     Fridays from 10:30-11:00 we will have Ready or club day. The first Ready is Friday September 4. Again, we will be taking attendance. We require participation.  

     You should have received an e-mail from the county regarding device pick up.  If you need an hotspot and a device that has been delayed because the hotspots have not shipped. If you have not received an e-mail letting you know your device is ready device  and have requested one, please contact me via e-mail.  

     As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  

    Principal Message 7/28/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    We hope this message finds you well and that your family is enjoying summer.  As you know from your WCPSS Updates, all North Wake Students will begin the school year virtually, beginning August 5th. This includes Virtual Academy students and Plan B Tranision students.   All information about the re-opening of schools can be found here

    On August 5th, we will hold a materials pick up.  Please come to the school to pick up textbooks, and other materials your will need for the semester.  You will pick up your schedule, walk through it, and collect texts from your NWCCA and Wake Tech teachers. Please come during the following time slots according to last name.  Please wear a face mask. We will allow 50 students in the building and so may ask you to wait.  

    August 5th 

    8-9:  A-E 

    9-10 F-K 

    10-11 L-P 

    11-12: Break 

    12-1: Q-T 

    1-2: U-Z 

     

    This week, families received a “Technology Needs Survey.”   We are asking all families with a student in grades K-12 to complete this survey for each student, regardless of your school, whether you have applied to the Virtual Academy, whether you have a device or whether you need a device.  This short survey will help us better understand the needs of our students and make sure that we are able to meet those needs.  Parents must fill out this survey to ensure that remote learning is successful  Our Ready teachers will call those who do not and ask them to do so.  Please take time to do it.  

    Registration is open for the WCPSS Virtual Academy on July 27 - July 29. The application will close on July 29 at 5 p.m.  Families who have applied to the WCPSS Virtual Academy and would like to withdraw or change their application, should contact NWCCA directly during this time. Register now.  

    Virtual Meeting with Dr. Battle – Thursday, July 30th at 10:00 am 

    Please join Dr. Battle for a virtual meeting for NWCCA specific updates around the beginning of the new school year.  Please see the google link below.  It will also be posted on our website.  We had the last 9th grade virtual orientation at 11:00 on Monday as well.  They have been very successful with over 75% of our new students attending.  

    Thursday, July 3010:00 – 11:00am 

    Join with Google Meet 

    meet.google.com/zbg-tqyk-xms 

    Join by phone 

    ‪(US) +1 601-522-7147 PIN: ‪293 274 275# 

    Please see our Daily Schedule below.  We will have the following schedule to open school:  

    Monday and Tuesday August 3rd and 4th: Ready (Academic Coach) teachers will call families to explain Canvas and google meet and to welcome them to North Wake.  

    Wednesday, August 5th: Materials pick up 

    Thursday, August 6thOrientation session via google meet at 10 and 1 

    Friday, August 7th: Orientation sessions via google meet at 10 and 1.  

    Monday, August 10: We begin on line instruction! 

    North Wake College and Career Academy 

    2020 – 2021 

     

    Traditional (Plan B) 

    WCPSS Remote / Virtual 

    Periods 

    Start 

    End 

    Live Instruction 

    1st 

    7:25 

    8:49 

    8:00 – 8:30 

    2nd 

    8:54 

    10:18 

    9:00 – 9:30 

    Griffin’s Den (SMART Lunch) 

    10:23 

    10:50 

    10:00 – 11:00 

    *Office Hours 

     Lunch  

    10:50 

    11:20 

    3rd 

    11:25 

    12:49 

    12:00 – 12:30 

    4th 

    12:54 

    2:18 

    1:00 – 1:30 

     

    * Fridays will be dedicated to the READY program and student clubs. Students will be expected to attend these sessions each Friday from 10:30 to 11:00.  

    Note: The Remote/Virtual Live Instruction does not apply to Wake Tech classes. These classes will adhere to the scheduled times established by the Wake Tech Instructor.  

    The supply list will be available on our website, tomorrow, August 29.  

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  
    I am happy to answer questions and provide support. Please utilize the FAQ. I will respond daily.   https://forms.gle/usiKedEXjD32cehE7 

     

    Principal Message 7/26/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.
     

    We hope this message finds you well and that your family is enjoying summer.  As you know from your WCPSS Updates, all North Wake Students students will begin the school year virtually, beginning August 5th. This includes Virtual Academy students and Plan B students.   All information about the re-opening of schools can be found here

    Technology Needs Survey 

    This week, families received a “Technology Needs Survey.”   We are asking all families with a student in grades K-12 to complete this survey for each student, regardless of your school, whether you have applied to the Virtual Academy, whether you have a device or whether you need a device.  This short survey will help us better understand the needs of our students and make sure that we are able to meet those needs.  Parents must fill out this survey to ensure that remote learning is successful  Our Ready teachers will call those who do not and ask them to do so.  Please take time to do it.  

    Registration is open for the WCPSS Virtual Academy on July 27 - July 29. The application will close on July 29 at 5 p.m.  Families who have applied to the WCPSS Virtual Academy and would like to withdraw or change their application, should contact NWCCA directly during this time. Register now.  

    Virtual Meeting with Dr. Battle – Thursday, July 30th at 10:00 am 

    Please join Dr. Battle for a virtual meeting for NWCCA specific updates around the beginning of the new school year.  Please see the google link below.  It will also be posted on our website.  We have the last 9th grade virtual orientation at 11:00 on Monday as well.  They have been very successful with over 75% of our new students attending.  

    Thursday, July 3010:00 – 11:00am 

    Join with Google Meet 

    meet.google.com/zbg-tqyk-xms 

    Join by phone 

    ‪(US) +1 601-522-7147 PIN: ‪293 274 275# 

     

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  
    I am happy to answer questions and provide support. Please utilize the FAQ. I will respond daily.   https://forms.gle/usiKedEXjD32cehE7 

    Principal Message 7/22/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with information regarding NC plans A, B, and C.

    Wake County cannot open in Plan A, where all students return. There is simply not the space to socially distance and so is not safe.

    Wake County had planned to open in plan B, where students returned but in three week rotations that allowed for social distancing. Based on parent and teacher feedback and information regarding the spread of corona virus, Wake County has moved to a fully on line model until we can return to school safely. Our teachers will work with students, like we did in the spring, to provide on-line instruction. We will return to school when we can safely do so.

    During this period, Wake County has also created the Virtual Academy.  This is distinguished from Plan B remote learning. This Academy is designed for on-line instruction for students who know they do not want to return to school first semester or for the entire year. The application window for the Virtual Academy closed on Monday but will re-open from July 27 to July 29 to give parents the opportunity to apply who have not.  If you have already applied and would like to change your choice, please contact the school directly.  To help understand all the differences between WCPSS Virtual Academy and Plan A/B/C, view this comparison chart. 

    Wake County is committed to providing each child a device in order to work from home.  They will be sending out a survey to determine your device needs.  I will send a remind when the survey goes out, as well as an e-mail.

    It is a confusing time for us.  Circumstances change daily and we must react to them in a way that best meets the needs, learning and social emotional, of our students. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.  I have had a lot of phone calls and am glad for them.  Sometimes the answer is I don’t know.  But, I will find out.  Thank you for your support.  Thank you for your wonderful kids, We miss them. And we hope to see them soon.

    As always feel free to contact me via email text, or phone call (919-247-4353). I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

     

    Principal Message 7/18/2020

     

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy responses to our FAQ.

    I read today that WCPSS are going to have a second time to apply for virtual academy. Is that only if they opt for Plan C or will that be regardless? Thank you for taking the time to help everyone. We miss school!

     

    I am not sure. I think the second window to open for plan B will allow students who have opted for one semester or all year to change.

     

    So, is Virtual Academy not an option for the school? And, if not what is the protocol the school will follow for safety and prevention of the virus?

     

    Yes. We have a number of virtual academy students signed up  Students who are juniors in culinary, seniors in IT and EMT will need to complete lab hours. We are contacting parents directly to explain options.

     

    My daughter is a upcoming junior and is enrolled in business administration and I signed her up for virtual academy. So is she going to be able to take her wake tech classes?

     

    Yes.

     

    Do students who are going to take part in the Virtual Academy come in for orientation? Can the participate in this either way?

     

    I do not know at this time. I assume that id they are in the virtual academy they will not come to school for orientation.  If they would like to come in, we will welcome them.

     

    If it is my child's week to come to school, but she has a sore throat or is experiencing minor cold/allergy symptoms (without fever); to protect the student body from worry - will it be permissible for the student to continue working virtually on her "go to school" week?

     

    Yes. We will keep in contact with all students at all times.

     

    Alright to have more details on how the transportation is going and how this two days in the classes

     

    I don’t have more details.  When I do, I will share them.

     

    If you signed up for virtual academy can you go back to plan B? Since you sent out this information that does not go with her EMS program.

     

    We contacted each parent that needed to know about required lab hours for EMT and how they would be fulfilled. If you have not been contacted and have a question, please call me.

     

    Will it be possible for kids in CA with an IEP to come more often?

     

    We will insure that IEP requirements are met.  Please contact me or Ms. Lee for more questions or help.

     

    Will remote learning weeks be taught with the regular teachers just as if the students were in the classroom?

     

    No. Remote learning is different than in class learning. As a PBL school, we require a lot of collaboration that is not possible with a governor mandate of social distancing. Therefore, we will be more creative in our instruction. But, it will be different.

     

    Virtual School

    With the current status of using Plan B for schooling, most parents are having to get laptops for our children. Will the school be providing a link for Word or Microsoft applications, as this is not standard on new laptops? I think a link was provided when they first went to remote learning at the end of last school year. Thank you!

     

    I have cut and pasted your question to our information officer and our tech contact.  Please e-mail directly so I can respond.

     

    All students who are impacted by in person lab hours required by Wake Tech have been contacted directly by NWCCA.  If you have not been contacted then we are able to provide virtual schooling through Wake Tech.

     

     Thank you for taking my question! Our concern is if Wake County does as is being reported in the local media today and they go to plan C. Will NWCCA have to follow? Could we be allowed to continue with plan B instead given the small size of NWCCA? As both a Wake County parent and an educator, I have emailed the school system to voice serious concerns for having the county go into plan C. If we, as a family, were given the option to vote on the subject today, we would vote plan A with plan B as a backup :) Thank you again~

     

    We will follow the Wake County model.

     

    We miss you and can’t wait to see you when we return to school. As always feel free to contact me via email text, or phone call (919-247-4353). I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

     

    Principal Message 5/11/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    I want to just take a moment to say thank you to our students, parents, and teachers.  Remote learning has been difficult. We miss the positive, daily, immediate, interactions with each other. We miss the structure of bells and the free time of lunches. We miss group work and project based learning. And even with so much to miss, we have come together as a community. For that I am grateful.  We have two weeks left in year 2019-2020. We have much still to accomplish. Thank you.

    Thank you to our students and parents for their well-wishes for Teacher Appreciation week.  The response was wonderful. Please see the padlet for messages. https://padlet.com/ebattle1/xn2yp5lsudlxnk2

    The district will review SBOE guidelines and provide directions for schools. Once we have more information for what the guidelines mean for North Wake students and families, we will share them and their implications with our families. Current indications are that there will be no exams. That there will be no 4th quarter grade. 4th quarter work (remote learning)  will factor into the 3rd quarter grade, but only to raise it. Once we have final decisions from the district, we will share them.

    We encourage all students to remain engaged. The focus of remote learning will continue to be engagement and feedback while providing the flexibility families need. The final two weeks presents a wonderful opportunity to complete work and improve your third quarter, now final semester, grade. As always, email your student’s teachers, counselor, or administrator if you have questions.

    We will be monitoring attendance for online classes.  Students who do not attend will be contacted by our counselors to determine how we can help. We will hold classes until Thursday, May 21.

    Device and Technical Support - As you are working with your student, there are resources and support available for your family regarding how to log in and how to use specific digital tools. If you have a technology issue and need help, please contact the Student Help Desk at StudentTechHelp.wcpss.net or by phone weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 919-694-8100.

    For our SENIORS!  Cap and gown pick-up is Wednesday, May 13, from 12-3.  Please come to the school, park, and come to a table at the front entrance to receive your cap and gown. We will have lines on the pavement 6 feet apart for you to stand at. We will be wearing PPE equipment. We will collect textbooks at that time and provide you with property from your locker.  Also for seniors, please see a video of our seniors, compiled by Ms. Horton, on our website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSIIva-KI90&feature=youtu.be

     

    SENIOR graduation! As a modified calendar school, we graduate first.  There are a few of us early colleges with graduations scheduled between May 20 and 22nd. At this time, those traditional graduations are cancelled.  We are working as a group to determine other options. Please stay tuned. We definitely want to celebrate your accomplishments but have to find a way to do so within the constraints of COVID 19. We will find a way.

     

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.

    Principal Message 4/26/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Thursday and Friday presented us all with a great deal of information regarding the next steps for North Wake Collage and Career Academy and for all Wake County Public Schools. On Thursday, guidelines surrounding grading were presented by the State Board of Education. The district will review those guidelines and provide directions for the schools. Once we have more information for what the guidelines mean for North Wake students and families, we will share them and their implications with our families.

    Friday brought the announcement by Governor Cooper that school buildings would remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. NWCCA students and teachers will continue to learn and teach as we have since the start of school closure. We encourage all students to remain engaged. The focus of remote learning will continue to be engagement and feedback while providing the flexibility families need. Students need to use their Wake ID Portal and their WCPSS email to connect with learning and teachers. Not using the Wake ID Portal prevents students from accessing all parts of Remote Learning. Please ask your student to see the work being completed and the feedback being shared. As always, email your student’s teachers, counselor, or administrator if you have questions.

    North Carolina approved the distribution of additional resources to families receiving free or reduced-price lunch. The additional benefits will be through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) to help families buy food during the COVID-19 school closure. Learn more about the P-EBT program on the NC DHHS website.

    We realize that many families’ economic and employment situations have changed during this pandemic. Families can apply at any time for free or reduced-price lunch, which may also qualify them for other state and federal benefits. Visit www.wcpss.net/meals to apply.

    Please see our schedule for classes on our website. We began classes on April 6. Students will meet for two classes a day and teachers will have office hours everyday at 1 pm.  

    We will be monitoring attendance for online classes.  Students who do not attend will be contacted by our counselors to determine how we can help.

    Students, if you are having any difficulty with remote learning, please let us know. The administrators, counselors and teachers are all here to help and support you as we move through this new learning process. You can email any of us using your WCPSS email. We are also using remind and you can text us via remind.

    Device and Technical Support - As you are working with your student, there are resources and support available for your family regarding how to log in and how to use specific digital tools. If you have a technology issue and need help, please contact the Student Help Desk at StudentTechHelp.wcpss.net or by phone weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 919-694-8100.

    The county has continued to add to food distribution sites. Please see our website for the most

     

    We miss you and can’t wait to see you when we return to school. As always feel free to contact me via email text, or phone call (919-247-4353). I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

    Principal Message 4/13/2020

    The Governor has closed schools through May 15th.

    Please see our schedule for classes on our website. We will began classes on April 6. Students will meet for two classes a day and teachers will have office hours everyday at 1 pm.  

    We will be monitoring attendance for online classes.  Students who do not attend will be contacted by our counselors to determine how we can help.

    Students, if you are having any difficulty with remote learning, please let us know. The administrators, counselors and teachers are all here to help and support you as we move through this new learning process. You can email any of us using your WCPSS email. We are also using remind and you can text us via remind.

    Device and Technical Support - As you are working with your student, there are resources and support available for your family regarding how to log in and how to use specific digital tools. If you have a technology issue and need help, please contact the Student Help Desk at StudentTechHelp.wcpss.net or by phone weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 919-694-8100.

    The county has continued to add to food distribution sites. Please see our website for the most current list.

    We finalized third quarter grades last Tuesday. They will be available for review in Powerschool.  If you would like a report card mailed, please let me know.

    We have gathered information about who needs technology devices. We distributed those last Tuesday. We have a few devices left.  Please e-mail your teacher if you need one.

    We miss you and can’t wait to see you when we return to school. As always feel free to contact me via email text, or phone call (919-247-4353). I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

    Principal Message 4/5/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.
    The Governor has closed schools through May 15th.

    Please see our schedule for classes on our website. We will begin classes on April 6. Students will meet for two classes a day and teachers will have office hours everyday at 1 pm.  Please let me or your counselor know if you are unable to connect with your teachers.

    We will be monitoring attendance for online classes.  Students who do not attend will be contacted by our counselors to determine how we can help.

    The county has continued to add to food distribution sites. Please see our website for the most current list.

    We will finalize third quarter grades next Tuesday. They will be available for review in Powerschool.  If you would like a report card mailed, please let me know.

    We miss you and can’t wait to see you when we return to school. As always feel free to contact me via email text, or phone call (919-247-4353). I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

    Principal Message 3/31/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    The Governor has closed schools through May 15th.

    You have received from Wake County a digital link to Remote Learning Resources.  It is also posted on our website. This website is intended to provide instructional resources and extension activities that will help students remain engaged while school is closed. These are optional resources and activities and are not intended to be core instruction. No core instruction assignments, projects, or activities will be assigned nor graded and assessed through April 6.

    Please see our schedule for classes below. We will begin classes on April 6. Students will meet for two classes a day and teachers will have office hours everyday at 1 pm.  

    We will be monitoring attendance for online classes.  Students who do not attend will be contacted by our counselors to determine how we can help.

    The county has continued to add to food distribution sites. Please see our website for the most current list.

    Students may turn in missing work from the third quarter until Friday.  We will finalize third quarter grades next Tuesday. They will be available for review in Powerschool.  If you would like a report card mailed, please let me know.

     

    We have gathered information about students who need technology devices.  We have given that information to tech services in Wake County. A plan for distribution has not been published. We will contact you when we have that information.

    We miss you and can’t wait to see you when we return to school. As always feel free to contact me via email text, or phone call (919-247-4353). I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

    North Wake High School Schedule for Remote Learning

    Spring 2020 - Starting April 6th 

     

    Block Schedule

    Time

    MONDAY

    TUESDAY

    WEDNESDAY

    THURSDAY

    FRIDAY

    8:00 - 8:30am

    Student Work Time

    8:30 - 9:30am

    1st Period 

    Class

    3rd Period 

    Class

    1st Period 

    Class

    3rd Period 

    Class

    Instructional Support:

    Teachers work with students in strategic groups based on need.

    10:00 - 11:00am

    2nd Period

    Class

    4th Period

    Class

    2nd Period

    Class

    4th Period

    Class

    11:00am  - 1:00pm

    Lunch

    (as aligned with the WCPSS remote lunch deliveries)

    1:00

    Staff Office Hours

    Teachers will send communication to students about office hours.



    Wake County Resources for Remote Learning

     

     

     

    March 21, 2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    I hope everyone had a nice spring break despite COVID-19.  

    The Governor has closed schools through March 27. We are to return March 30 unless he extends the closure.  

    You have received from Wake County a digital link to Remote Learning Resources.  It is also posted on our website.  This website is intended to provide instructional resources and extension activities that will help students remain engaged while school is closed. These are optional resources and activities and are not intended to be core instruction. No core instruction assignments, projects, or activities will be assigned nor graded and assessed through March 30.

    Our teachers are back to work after spring break.  Please contact them via e-mail. Please remember that they too are working under the conditions of COVID-19 and so may not be available at all times.

    We miss you and can’t wait to see you when we return to school. As always feel free to contact me via email text, or phone call (919-247-4353). I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

    February 23, 2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Thank you to our parents who came for student conferences on Tuesday,  We enjoyed meeting and talking with you.  If you were unable to attend and would like to find out about your student’s progress, please call 919-694-8650.

    We will have Griffin’s Den this week. Students who have an A/B will have time to study and plan.  Students with a C/D/F will work with teachers to improve their grades.

    Friday is Club Day.  Please meet with your club during the club day schedule.

    On Tuesday, all juniors will be taking the ACT test in the trailer.

    On Wednesday, our freshmen will be working with the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce to do the Reality of Money activity.

    Registration has begun.  Please talk with your student about the courses he or she is taking next year.

    Join our PTSA.  Our PTSA supports us in a variety of ways. They sponsor students for DECA competition; they support our SGA; they sponsor honor roll breakfasts; and, they sponsor our Teacher of The Year activities.  These are activities that the school cannot fund because of state policy regarding accounting. Please take a moment to join and donate to our PTSA. The link is on the website, first thing, you can’t miss it.  Thanks to our PTSA President, Ms. Kellon for making it so easy to join and donate.

     

    February 16, 2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    We are IN school on Monday.  We have a teacher workday on Tuesday. Teachers are available on Tuesday for parent conferences. The sign up sheet was on our website until last Friday.  At this time if you want a conference, please call the school 919-694-8650, and we will arrange it. 

    On Thursday, members of the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce will come and work with 9th graders on financial literacy.  We appreciate their time and support.

    On Tuesday, February 25th, the ACT will be administered to all 11th graders. 

    We will have Griffin’s Den this week. Students who have below an 80 in a course will have time to work with their teacher for grade recovery.

    Ready is this Friday.  

    Join our PTSA.  Our PTSA supports us in a variety of ways. They sponsor students for DECA competition; they support our SGA; they sponsor honor roll breakfasts; and, they sponsor our Teacher of The Year activities.  These are activities that the school cannot fund because of state policy regarding accounting. Please take a moment to join and donate to our PTSA. The link is on the website, first thing, you can’t miss it.  Thanks to our PTSA President, Ms. Kellon for making it so easy to join and donate.

    That is all of the announcements we have for this week. Please remember to refer to our North Wake College and Career Academy School Website for school information.   

    February 10, 2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with a special announcement.

    We want to inform you of the methods we use to communicate with families.

    We do an e-mail message from school messenger on Sunday.  We no longer do a phone message as the county reserves phone messaging for county wide information.

    We do a remind message on Sunday night with weekly information and updates.

    We place the message on the school website on Monday, under principal’s message.

    In order to communicate effectively we need updated information.  If for some reason you have not been receiving these messages in the formats above, please contact us at 919-694-8650.

    Thank you and I hope you have a good day.

    February 9, 2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    We missed our students on Friday and look forward to seeing them tomorrow. The county has released the fact that we will not have a make-up day.  We will be using banked time.

    We will begin Griffin’s Den this week. Students who have an A/B will have time to study and plan.  Students with a C/D/F will work with teachers to improve their grades.

    Friday is Club Day.  Please meet with your club during the club day schedule.

    This month is Black History Month. Ms. Brothers and SGA is sponsoring a door decorating contest.  Please see your teacher if you would like to decorate a door.

    From our counselors: We will begin visiting 3rd period classrooms beginning,  Wednesday, February 19th to discuss registration for 2020-2021 with students. . Please watch for more announcements about the registration process

    February 10-February 14 is Bus Driver Appreciation Week. Bus drivers work hard to ensure that more than 70,000 students are delivered to and from school safely every day. They are the first WCPSS employee our bus riders see in the morning and the last they see in the afternoon.

    Join our PTSA.  Our PTSA supports us in a variety of ways. They sponsor students for DECA competition; they support our SGA; they sponsor honor roll breakfasts; and, they sponsor our Teacher of The Year activities.  These are activities that the school cannot fund because of state policy regarding accounting. Please take a moment to join and donate to our PTSA. The link is on the website, first thing, you can’t miss it.  Thanks to our PTSA President, Ms. Kellon for making it so easy to join and donate.

     

    February 3, 2020

    We will have Griffin’s Den this week. Students who have an A/B will have time to study and plan.  Students with a C/D/F will work with teachers to improve their grades.

    Friday is Ready. Students will be working with staff on career skills.

    This month is Black History Month. Ms. Brothers and SGA is sponsoring a door decorating contest.  Please see your teacher if you would like to decorate a door. I offer Bojangles to the group that decorates the main office door.

    Tuesday, February 18, is a teacher workday.  Some of our teachers will be participating in staff development off campus.  Many of our teachers will be available for parent conferences. Please see our website for a google doc to sign up for parent/ teacher conferences.

    We will be kicking off the Registration season next month. We will be hosting our parents/guardians next Friday for our quarterly ☕Coffee with Counselors -- we will provide a preview of what is coming up for their student in relation to course planning/selection for next school year. And, we will begin visiting 3rd period classrooms beginning,  Wednesday, February 19th. There are two counselors this year, so we should be able to wrap up these activities a bit more quickly than last year.

    Join our PTSA.  Our PTSA supports us in a variety of ways. They sponsor students for DECA competition; they support our SGA; they sponsor honor roll breakfasts; and, they sponsor our Teacher of The Year activities.  These are activities that the school cannot fund because of state policy regarding accounting. Please take a moment to join and donate to our PTSA. The link is on the website, first thing, you can’t miss it.  Thanks to our PTSA President, Ms. Kellon for making it so easy to join and donate.

    January 26th, 2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Thank you to our parents who attended open house on Thursday.  We had over 100 families represented!  Thanks to our staff for their time meeting and explaining our school processes to parents. Thank you to Mr. Sanders for enrolling our sophomores in Wake Tech classes.  You are officially college students.

    We will begin Griffin’s Den this week. Students who have an A/B will have time to study and plan.  Students with a C/D/F will work with teachers to improve their grades.

    Friday is Club Day.  Please meet with your club during the club day schedule.

    This month is Black History Month. Ms. Brothers and SGA is sponsoring a door decorating contest.  Please see your teacher if you would like to decorate a door. I offer Bojangles to the group that decorates the main office door.

    Join our PTSA.  Our PTSA supports us in a variety of ways. They sponsor students for DECA competition; they support our SGA; they sponsor honor roll breakfasts; and, they sponsor our Teacher of The Year activities.  These are activities that the school cannot fund because of state policy regarding accounting. Please take a moment to join and donate to our PTSA. The link is on the website, first thing, you can’t miss it.  Thanks to our PTSA President, Ms. Kellon for making it so easy to join and donate.

    January 20th, 2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.
    Congratulations to our students who made the A/B honor roll.  We had a great time celebrating their accomplishments on Friday.

    We are having our second semester open house this week. Please come.  It is Thursday, the 23rd, at 6:00 Pm.  At 5:15 we will have our session to interpret PSAT results. Very important, at 6:00 we ask all sophomore families to come and register for Wake Tech classes.

    Friday is our Ready day.  We will be on our Ready schedule.

    Join our PTSA.  Our PTSA supports us in a variety of ways. They sponsor students for DECA competition; they support our SGA; they sponsor honor roll breakfasts; and, they sponsor our Teacher of The Year activities.  These are activities that the school cannot fund because of state policy regarding accounting. Please take a moment to join and donate to our PTSA. The link is on the website, first thing, you can’t miss it.  Thanks to our PTSA President, Ms. Kellon for making it so easy to join and donate.

    January 12th, 2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Join our PTSA.  Our PTSA supports us in a variety of ways. They sponsor students for DECA competition; they support our SGA; they sponsor honor roll breakfasts; and, they sponsor our Teacher of The Year activities.  These are activities that the school cannot fund because of state policy regarding accounting. Please take a moment to join and donate to our PTSA. The link is on the website, first thing, you can’t miss it.  Thanks to our PTSA President, Ms. Kellon for making it so easy to join and donate.

    Club Day is this Friday.  

    We celebrate our honor roll students this Friday with a breakfast. Students will receive an honor roll letter during first period and will be dismissed to the cafeteria for breakfast.  We congratulate our students who have received all A’s and B’s.

    Our second semester meet the teacher is Thursday, January 23 at 6:00.  Please come out and meet your child’s second semester teachers.

    We will distribute ACT scores at 5:15 on Thursday, January 23 in the cafeteria.  Please come out and receive your child’s scores.

    Attention all sophomores! It is time to register as a Wake Tech Student!  All sophomores must attend the open house in the media center and work with our Wake Tech Director, James Sanders, to sign up as a Wake Tech student.

    That is all of the announcements we have for this week. Please remember to refer to our North Wake College and Career Academy School Website for school information.   

     

    January 5th, 2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break and enjoyed time with friends and family.  We are excited to get back and start our second semester.

    Monday, January 6, is a teacher workday.  Students return on Tuesday, January 7.

    On Monday students need to report to the ready class first in the morning. They will receive their second semester schedules and their first semester report card.

    On Friday, January 10, we will have READY.

    On Friday, January 17, we will have our honor roll breakfast.  Students who made all A’s and B’s will receive breakfast.

    That is all of the announcements for the week. Again, we are glad to get started on second semester and hope that you had a good break.

    December 15th, 2019

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.


    Thank you to all who came out for Griffin Gala!  Our students had a great time showing off their work. Please take a moment to go to our website and provide feedback.  We will have another event in the spring and we want your feedback to make any needed changes.

    Please see our exam schedule below. We have just a few days left!

    Monday, December 16th - 1st & 4th period exams (including NCFEs, Biology EOCs, and teacher-made exams)

    Tuesday, December 17th - English II EOC exam

    Wednesday, December 18th - Math 3 EOC exam

    Thursday, December 19th - Make up exams as needed

    Join our PTSA.  Our PTSA supports us in a variety of ways. They sponsor students for DECA competition; they support our SGA; they sponsor honor roll breakfasts; and, they sponsor our Teacher of The Year activities.  These are activities that the school cannot fund because of state policy regarding accounting. Please take a moment to join and donate to our PTSA. The link is on the website, first thing, you can’t miss it.  Thanks to our PTSA President, Ms. Kellon for making it so easy to join and donate.

    The NC Report Card for 2018-2019 is out.  Please see the link on our website. We exceeded growth and were in the top 10% of the state!

    https://ncreportcards.ondemand.sas.com/src/school?school=920518&year=2018&lng=en

     

    December 9th, 2019

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.


    Join our PTSA.  Our PTSA supports us in a variety of ways. They sponsor students for DECA competition; they support our SGA; they sponsor honor roll breakfasts; and, they sponsor our Teacher of The Year activities.  These are activities that the school cannot fund because of state policy regarding accounting. Please take a moment to join and donate to our PTSA. The link is on the website, first thing, you can’t miss it.  Thanks to our PTSA President, Ms. Kellon for making it so easy to join and donate.

    We will have Griffin’s Den this week. Students who have below an 80 in a course will have time to work with their teacher for grade recovery.

    Celebrate the season with us. Students and staff are asked to participate in the following spirit days.

    Monday: Holiday Sweater (best holiday sweater)
    Tuesday: Candy Cane (wear red and white)
    Wednesday: Santa's Workshop (dress as reindeer, elves, or santa)
    Thursday: Holiday Choice Day (holiday meme/sock or winter wonderland [all white])
    Friday: Jingle Jamie Day (holiday pj's)

    We only have 4 instructional days left and then we start exams.  Please see the exam schedule below.

    Friday, December 13th - 2nd & 3rd period exams (including NCFEs, Biology EOCs, and teacher-made exams)

    Monday, December 16th - 1st & 4th period exams (including NCFEs, Biology EOCs, and teacher-made exams)

    Tuesday, December 17th - English II EOC exam

    Wednesday, December 18th - Math 3 EOC exam

    Thursday, December 19th - Make up exams as needed

     

    The Black Student Union is having a sock drive.  Please bring socks to Ms. Simmons room.

    Our SGA is sponsoring a toy drive.  Please bring new toys to Ms. Brothers room.

    Our SGA has adopted a family from Pine Forest as an angel tree recipient. Please contact Ms. Brothers for more information.

    The NC Report Card for 2018-2019 is out.  Please see the link on our website. We exceeded growth and were in the top 10% of the state!

    https://ncreportcards.ondemand.sas.com/src/school?school=920518&year=2018&lng=en

     

    December 1st, 2019 

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Join our PTSA.  Our PTSA supports us in a variety of ways. They sponsor students for DECA competition; they support our SGA; they sponsor honor roll breakfasts; and, they sponsor our Teacher of The Year activities.  These are activities that the school cannot fund because of state policy regarding accounting. Please take a moment to join and donate to our PTSA. The link is on the website, first thing, you can’t miss it.  Thanks to our PTSA President, Ms. Kellon for making it so easy to join and donate.

    We will have Griffin’s Den this week. Students who have below an 80 in a course will have time to work with their teacher for grade recovery.

    Griifin Gala, a chance for students to show off their PBL projects, will be held on December 10, at 6:30

    Our exam Schedule:

    Friday, December 13th - 2nd & 3rd period exams (including NCFEs, Biology EOCs, and teacher-made exams)

    Monday, December 16th - 1st & 4th period exams (including NCFEs, Biology EOCs, and teacher-made exams)

    Tuesday, December 17th - English II EOC exam

    Wednesday, December 18th - Math 3 EOC exam

    Thursday, December 19th - Make up exams as needed

     

    The NC Report Card for 2018-2019 is out.  Please see the link on our website. We exceeded growth and were in the top 10% of the state!

    https://ncreportcards.ondemand.sas.com/src/school?school=920518&year=2018&lng=en

    November 17th, 2019 

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    On Tuesday, November 19th, all students will be testing in the morning. 9th grade students will be taking the PreACT 8/9, 10th grade will be taking the PreACT, and 11th and 12th grade will be taking the ASVAB test. All 9th and 10th grade students should check the lists posted in the front lobby or cafeteria for their room assignments. All 11th & 12th grade students will test in the trailer. Please go directly to your room assignments on Test day

    Our BSU is sponsoring a canned food drive.  Please bring canned food items to Ms. Simmons’ room.

    Join our PTSA.  Our PTSA supports us in a variety of ways. They sponsor students for DECA competition; they support our SGA; they sponsor honor roll breakfasts; and, they sponsor our Teacher of The Year activities.  These are activities that the school cannot fund because of state policy regarding accounting. Please take a moment to join and donate to our PTSA. The link is on the website, first thing, you can’t miss it.  Thanks to our PTSA President, Ms. Kellon for making it so easy to join and donate.

    We will have Griffin’s Den this week. Students who have below an 80 in a course will have time to work with their teacher for grade recovery.

    Interims for the second nine weeks went  home this Friday. Please ask your child for his or her interim.

    Ready is this Friday.  

    The NC Report Card for 2018-2019 is out.  Please see the link on our website. We exceeded growth and were in the top 10% of the state!

    https://ncreportcards.ondemand.sas.com/src/school?school=920518&year=2018&lng=en

    November 10th, 2019 

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Join our PTSA.  Our PTSA supports us in a variety of ways. They sponsor students for DECA competition; they support our SGA; they sponsor honor roll breakfasts; and, they sponsor our Teacher of The Year activities.  These are activities that the school cannot fund because of state policy regarding accounting. Please take a moment to join and donate to our PTSA. The link is on the website, first thing, you can’t miss it.  Thanks to our PTSA President, Ms. Kellon for making it so easy to join and donate.

    We will have Griffin’s Den this week. Students who have below an 80 in a course will have time to work with their teacher for grade recovery.

    Coffee with Counselors is this Friday  Please join us at 7:30 in the media center.

    Interims for the second nine weeks go home this Friday. Please ask your child for his or her interim.

    Club Day is this Friday.  

    The NC Report Card for 2018-2019 is out.  Please see the link on our website. We exceeded growth and were in the top 10% of the state!

    https://ncreportcards.ondemand.sas.com/src/school?school=920518&year=2018&lng=en

    November is National Homeless Youth Awareness Month

    November is recognized nationally as "National Homeless Youth Awareness Month” to educate the public about children and youth experiencing homelessness. Each year more than 1.6 million children are homeless at some point in their lives and the number is increasing (The National Center on Family Homelessness). Last year, Wake County Public Schools identified 4,365 children and youth in transition (ie, homeless). The McKinney-Vento Program is a federal program in our district providing services that include school stability and immediate enrollment to improve academic success among students experiencing homelessness.

    School and district staff are key to identifying students experiencing homelessness as defined by the federal law. The federal definition of homeless is any student in a temporary living situation due to hardship and includes families that live with others (ie., doubled up) or in hotels. School Social Workers and SAP Counselors are the school contacts for identifying, initiating services and supporting students in transition. For more information, visit the McKinney-Vento site. If you have any questions, please contact your School Social Worker or SAP Counselor.Please mark your calendars.  Our next make-up day is November 12.   

    That is all of the announcements we have for this week. Please remember to refer to our North Wake College and Career Academy School Website for school information.   

    November 3rd, 2019 

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Join our PTSA.  Our PTSA supports us in a variety of ways. They sponsor students for DECA competition; they support our SGA; they sponsor honor roll breakfasts; and, they sponsor our Teacher of The Year activities.  These are activities that the school cannot fund because of state policy regarding accounting. Please take a moment to join and donate to our PTSA. The link is on the website, first thing, you can’t miss it.  Thanks to our PTSA President, Ms. Kellon for making it so easy to join and donate.

    We will have Griffin’s Den this week. Students who have below an 80 in a course will have time to work with their teacher for grade recovery.

    Ready is this Friday.  

    Jostens will be here this Wednesday to work with our seniors regarding cap and gowns and class rings.

     Please mark your calendars.  Our next make-up day is November 12.   

    That is all of the announcements we have for this week. Please remember to refer to our North Wake College and Career Academy School Website for school information.   

    October 27th, 2019 

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Join our PTSA.  Our PTSA supports us in a variety of ways. They sponsor students for DECA competition; they support our SGA; they sponsor honor roll breakfasts; and, they sponsor our Teacher of The Year activities.  These are activities that the school cannot fund because of state policy regarding accounting. Please take a moment to join and donate to our PTSA. The link is on the website, first thing, you can’t miss it.  Thanks to our PTSA President, Ms. Kellon for making it so easy to join and donate.

    Our 1st Quarter Honor Roll Breakfast was last Friday.  Students who have all A’s and B’s received a letter in first period congratulating them and inviting them to the breakfast. We want to congratulate all our students for their hard work this first nine weeks.

    We will have Griffin’s Den this week. Students who have below an 80 in a course will have time to work with their teacher for grade recovery.

    Club day is this Friday.  Please see our website for a list of clubs and advisors.

    Thank you to our staff and students who participated in a number of celebratory events.  College day was Monday. Some colleges and universities waived their application fees last week. Students and staff wore college attire. Wednesday was unity day. Students and staff wore orange to stomp out bullying. Thursday was pink out day. Students and staff wore pink for breast cancer awareness. We had a pink pumpkin contest. Congratulations to Ms. Plant, whose pig was the winner.

    Please mark your calendars.  Our next make-up day is November 12.   

    That is all of the announcements we have for this week. Please remember to refer to our North Wake College and Career Academy School Website for school information.   

    October 20th, 2019 

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

     Join our PTSA.  Our PTSA supports us in a variety of ways. They sponsor students for DECA competition; they support our SGA; they sponsor honor roll breakfasts; and, they sponsor our Teacher of The Year activities.  These are activities that the school cannot fund because of state policy regarding accounting. Please take a moment to join and donate to our PTSA. The link is on the website, first thing, you can’t miss it.  Thanks to our PTSA President, Ms. Kellon for making it so easy to join and donate.

     Our 1st Quarter Honor Roll Breakfast is this Friday.  Students who have all A’s and B’s will receive a letter in first period congratulating them and inviting them to the breakfast. We want to congratulate all our students for their hard work this first nine weeks and comment those who have received all A’s and B’s.

    We will have Griffin’s Den this week. Students who have below an 80 in a course will have time to work with their teacher for grade recovery.

     Our SGA is fundraising for Breast Cancer Awareness. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please wear pink on Wednesday for Pink Out Day.

     Friday is Ready.  Students will be working on resumes.

     October is Disability History and Awareness Month. Teachers and students across Wake County will increase their understanding and appreciation of students with disabilities during the month of October as part of the annual Disabilities History and Awareness Month.

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Standing Up Against Hate, Racism And Discrimination. Changing The Culture With Inclusion, Equality, Civility And Unity Becomes Our Destiny. STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred .

    Please mark your calendars. Our next make-up day is November 12.   

     CFNC College Awareness Week is October 21 through 25. Some NC College and Universities will waive their application fees that week. Students please wear a college shirt or sweatshirt on Monday.

    That is all of the announcements we have for this week. Please remember to refer to our North Wake College and Career Academy School Website for school information.   

     

    October 13th, 2019

    Students who registered for the PSAT will be taking it on Wednesday.

    Thank you to our student government and to Ms. Brothers for a fantastic spirit week. We recognized our student athletes, our spirit court and our amazing custodian, Ms. Crudup.  Thank you to all our students and their hard work.

    September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.  We will be celebrating Hispanic culture and contributions through art, dance, and history.

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Standing Up Against Hate, Racism And Discrimination. Changing The Culture With Inclusion, Equality, Civility And Unity Becomes Our Destiny. STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students.It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred. 

    Congratulations to Ms. Bethea’s 4th period class who had 100% participation in National Bullying Prevention Week.

    Please mark your calendars. Our next make-up day is November 12.   

    CFNC College Awareness Week is October 21 through 25. Some NC College and Universities will waive their application fees that week.

    That is all of the announcements we have for this week. Please remember to refer to our North Wake College and Career Academy School Website for school information.   

    October 3rd, 2019

    Good afternoon! This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    We have no school tomorrow, Friday, October 4.

    Spirit Week is next week! The theme is Time of Tunes. Monday is dress like your favorite music icon.  Tuesday is twin day, you and a friend dress alike. Wednesday is wacky tacky day. Thursday is throwback Thursday, dress up in any decade.  Friday is Griffin Day.  Wear Griffin attire. We will have a penny wards competition during lunches, a door competition. And we will have a pep rally on Friday. We want to celebrate our athletes who are participating in sports at Wakefield and celebrate all our students here at North Wake.

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign held in October that raises awareness about employment issues for disabled people, and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's students with disabilities.

    September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.  We will be celebrating Hispanic culture and contributions through art, dance, and history.

    October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Standing Up Against Hate, Racism And Discrimination. Changing The Culture With Inclusion, Equality, Civility And Unity Becomes Our Destiny. STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students.It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred. Please wear a blue shirt on Monday to represent bullyi8ng prevention.

    The first Monday of every October is World Day of Bullying Prevention™!On this day students, schools, and communities all over the world go BLUE together against bullying. It also kicks off National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month every October. Join us in solidarity to stop bullying and cyberbullying! Make it the day that bullying prevention is heard around the world! 

    Encourage your student to wear a BLUE Shirt as a part of their Music Icon dress for the day!

    The 4th period class with the highest % of Blue Shirts will win a treat this week. 

    Please mark your calendars. Our next make-up day is November 12.   

    We will not have Griffin’s Den next week, as we have completed the quarter and will begin second quarter.

    Report cards will be issued Friday, October 11.  Please contact either your child’s teacher, counselor, or me if you have questions about a grade or would like to set up a conference.

    Thank you to all our parents who volunteered as speakers for the Career Fair on Wednesday.  Students were able to have 8 sessions with speakers from various professions and were able to participate in demonstrations in each program area facilitated by our senior students.  Thank you to our Career Development Coordinator, Rafael Roman, for organizing the event. It was an amazing experience for our students.

    CFNC College Awareness Week is October 21 through 25. Some NC College and Universities will waive their application fees that week.

    That is all of the announcements we have for this week. Please remember to refer to our North Wake College and Career Academy School Website for school information.  

    September 30th, 2019

    Good afternoon!  This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Monday, September 30 is a Teacher Workday.  There is no school for students on Monday.

    Thursday, October 3 was originally a teacher workday.  It is now a make up day.  We will have school on Thursday.  There is no school on Friday, October 4.  

    Our Career Fair is this Wednesday, October 2nd. Students will hear 8 different speakers on various careers and participate in Career Demonstrations as well. Our Senior Leaders will be presenting information to our underclassmen about the different programs of student.  Thank you to our Career Development Coordinator and his team for providing this opportunity to our students.

    That is all the announcements for this week.  Please check out our website for additional information.

    September 22nd, 2019

    Good afternoon!  This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Wake County released our report card for 2018-2019. We did fantastic! Our overall grade was B. But the significant achievement was that we were in the top 3% of schools in Wake County using the growth index.  Congratulations to our students and teachers for an amazing year last year! Additional information was released this week about our growth.  We are in the top 10% in growth in the state on NC!!!

    Picture Day is Thursday, September 26. Please wear your favorite outfit for your picture!

    Monday, September 30 is a Teacher Workday.  There will be no school for students that day.

    Please mark your calendars. Our make-up days will be October 3 and November 12.   

    We will have Griffin’s Den this week, Monday through Thursday. Monday students who have a C/D/ or F in their first period class will receive additional help. Tuesday students who have a C/D/F in their second period class will receive help. Wednesday we focus on 3rd period and Thursday we focus on 4th period.

    We will have Ready on Friday. We will begin our work on resume writing.


    We had our first PTSA meeting of the year Wednesday, September 18, in the media center. Thank you to our parents who attended.  Our PTSA supports us in many ways.  We will be sending information out this week regarding a membership drive. Please be on the look-out and please join our PTSA.

    We had our first Coffee with Counselors on Thursday morning.  Thanks to our parents who attended. We were able to answer questions about graduation requirements and the system we use to help students matriculate called Naviance. Our next meeting is November 15th.

    We are planning our school wide Career Fair on October 2nd from 7:30-1:00.  We are seeking parents interested in speaking about their career.  If you are able to volunteer, please contact Mr. Roman at 919-694-8650 extension 29091.

    That is all of the announcements we have for this week. Please remember to refer to our North Wake College and Career Academy School Website for school information.   

     

    September 16th, 2019

    Good afternoon!  This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Wake County released our report card for 2018-2019. We did fantastic! Our overall grade was B. But the significant achievement was that we were in the top 3% of schools in Wake County using the growth index.  Congratulations to our students and teachers for an amazing year last year!

    Please mark your calendars. Our make-up days will be October 3 and November 12.   

    We will have Griffin’s Den this week, Monday through Thursday. Monday students who have a C/D/ or F in their first period class will receive additional help. Tuesday students who have a C/D/F in their second period class will receive help. Wednesday we focus on 3rd period and Thursday we focus on 4th period.

    We will have club day on Friday. Please ask students to look in their agendas for a list of clubs.  We will also give students a handout on Thursday listing the clubs and advisor. Lastly, the TV in our main hall will list the clubs and advisors.

    Thank you to our Senior parents. Our Senior Breakfast was Tuesday and was a wonderful event. Our seniors are excited about the year!

    Our first PTSA meeting of the year is Wednesday, September 18, at 6:30 in the media center. Our PTSA supports us in many ways.  Please come out and meet our officers and learn about the program.

    We are planning our school wide Career Fair on October 2nd from 7:30-1:00.  We are seeking parents interested in speaking about their career.  If you are able to volunteer, please contact Mr. Roman at 919-694-8650 extension 29091.

    We want to thank Dr. RallsPresident of Wake Technical Community College who visited this week. Our student ambassadors did a tour and wowed him with a presentation highlighting North Wake staff and students.

    We also want to thank District 1 School Board member Heather Scott who visited on Thursday. She met with students and learned about our program.


    Every student should have received interims last week. We are an eighth of the way through the school year. As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.  \

    That is all of the announcements we have for this week. Please remember to refer to our North Wake College and Career Academy School Website for school information.   

    September 9th, 2019

    Good afternoon!  This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    I hope everyone stayed dry from the storm. Our make-up days will be October 3 and November 12.   We are looking forward to seeing our students. tomorrow and getting back on track.

    We will have Griffin’s Den this week, Monday through Thursday. Monday students who have a C/D/ or F in their first period class will receive additional help. Tuesday students who have a C/D/F in their second period class will receive help. Wednesday we focus on 3rd period and Thursday we focus on 4th period.

    We will have Ready on Friday, a time designated to work on students’ career and college skills.

    Interims will go home this Tuesday.  Please ask your child for his or her interim.  If you have concerns please contact me directly or your child’s counselor. Ms. Walter works with 9th grade students. Ms. Campbell works with 10th/11th and 12th grade students.

    Our Senior Breakfast is Tuesday, September 10, at 7:30.  Please contact Ms. Brothers if you are able to attend or provide food.

    Senior Parent Night is Wednesday, September 11, at 6pm in the media center. Please join us as we will give you the Senior 101 and answer any questions you may have.

    Our first PTSA meeting of the year is Wednesday, September 18, at 6:30 in the media center. Our PTSA supports us in many ways.  Please come out and meet our officers and learn about the program.

    We are planning our school wide Career Fair on October 2nd from 7:30-1:00.  We are seeking parents interested in speaking about their career.  If you are able to volunteer, please contact Mr. Roman at 919-694-8650 extension 29091.

     The PSAT will be given on October 16th. The cost is $17.  Please sign up by September 13th.  You may pay in cash at the main office or online. See the announcement on our website for information.


    We have been in school over a month! Can you believe it?  Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.  

     That is all of the announcements we have for this week. Please remember to refer to our North Wake College and Career Academy School Website for school information.   

    September 2nd, 2019

    Good afternoon!  This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    I hope everyone has had a wonderful Labor Day holiday.  We are looking forward to seeing our students tomorrow.

    We will have Griffin’s Den this week, Monday through Thursday. Monday students who have a C/D/ or F in their first period class will receive additional help. Tuesday students who have a C/D/F in their second period class will receive help. Wednesday we focus on 3rd period and Thursday we focus on 4th period.

    We will have our first club day this Friday. Students will meet with the club advisor to receive information about the club and activities for the year. Please see our website for the list of clubs, the sponsor and the description of each club.

    Interims will go home this Friday.  Please ask your child for his or her interim.  If you have concerns please contact me directly or your child’s counselor. Ms. Walter works with 9th grade students. Ms. Campbell works with 10th/11th and 12th grade students.

    Senior Parent Night is Wednesday, September 11, at 6pm in the media center. Please  join us as we will give you the Senior 101 and answer any questions you may have.

    Our senior breakfast is Tuesday, September 10, at 7:30.  Senior parents who would like to help, please contact LaToya Brothers at lbrothers@wcpss.net

    The PSAT will be given on October 16th. The cost is $17.  Please sign up by September 13th.  You may pay in cash at the main office or online. See the announcement on our website for information.

    We are planning our school wide Career Fair on October 2nd from 7:30-1:00.  We are seeking parents interested in speaking about their career.  If you are able to volunteer, please contact Mr. Roman at 919-694-8650 extension 29091.

    If your child  requires medication during the school day, please bring it to the main office and complete a form with information regarding how to dispense it. The main office is open from 7 to 3 each day.

    Thank you for a great start to the school year.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.  

    That is all of the announcements we have for this week. Please remember to refer to our North Wake College and Career Academy School Website for school information.   

    August 23rd, 2019

    Good afternoon!  This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week. We have completed our first two weeks! They have been fantastic!

    All of our students participated in READY this week, with lessons designed to ensure a smooth start to the school year. We of course made sure they had access to all the technology we have available by helping them to log into Powerschool and Google and explaining the parameters of Bring Your Own Device. We are a PBL School and we spent time reminding students the tenets of Project Based Learning so they will be able to successfully complete PBL projects in class. We explained our new program SOAR like a GRIFFIN and are beginning implementation. We also began exploring the soft skills that students will need as they graduate, go to college or enter the workplace.

    We will begin Griffin’s Den next week. Students who have a C/D/ of F in a class are assigned to Griffin’s Den from 10:23 to 10:50 in order to receive additional instruction or to have extra time to complete missed work.

    Senior Parent Night is Wednesday, September 11, at 6pm in the media center. Please join us as we will give you the Senior 101 and answer any questions you may have.

    The PSAT will be given on October 16th. The cost is $17.  Please sign up by September 13th.  You may pay in cash at the main office or online. See the announcement on our website for information.

    We are planning our school wide Career Fair on October 2nd from 7:30-1:00.  We are seeking parents interested in speaking about their career.  If you are able to volunteer, please contact Mr. Roman at 919-694-8650 extension 29091.

    If your child  requires medication during the school day, please bring it to the main office and complete a form with information regarding how to dispense it. The main office is open from 7 to 3 each day.

    The state health inspector came last week and asked us to remove the microwave from the cafeteria.  Please know that students will no longer have access to a microwave at lunch.

    Thank you for a great start to the school year.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.  

     That is all of the announcements we have for this week. Please remember to refer to our North Wake College and Career Academy School Website for school information.